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APA Heritage Month Celebration & Sunday Streets

Sunday, May 6, 2018
10:30 AM–4 PM 
Free general admission courtesy of Target
Insider's tip: skip the line on Sunday by ordering advance tickets online!
On Sunday, May 6, the Asian Art Museum joins the City and County of San Francisco in Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a free, museum-wide celebration featuring poetry readings, an artist’s talk, kids’ tours, art-making and more. 

She Who Has No Master(s), a collective of women and gender-nonconforming writers of the Vietnamese diaspora, presents a collaborative multi-voice poetry performance followed by individual readings by Aimee Phan, Dao Strom, Thao P. Nguyen, Angie Chau, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Julie Thi Underhill, Stacey Tran and Trinh Mai. Readings include a mix of genres — poetry, fiction, spoken word/theater and sung-poetry — with visual art accompaniment and will engage the theme of #metoovietnamesebodies, voicing the #metoo movement from the perspective of Southeast Asian and Vietnamese bodies.  

After the reading, choreographer and Flyaway Productions founding artistic director Jo Kreiter, and composer-performer Van-Anh Vo, talk about their upcoming project, Tender. An apparatus-based, off-the-ground dance on the facade of the Tenderloin’s Cadillac Hotel, Tender interweaves excerpts of interviews from members of the Tenderloin-based Vietnamese community into the performance. Short samples of the music will be interspersed with the talk. 

Get to know the collection through Storytelling or Kids' Tours, and make art with the museum's high school Art Speak interns. 

The streets will be closed for Sunday Streets, so the celebration can spill out into the Civic Center for nonstop fun.   

Full Schedule: 

10:30–11 AM stART Storytelling Tour
11–11:30 AM Kids' Tour
11 AM–Noon She Who Has No Master(s) Poetry Reading
11 AM–2 PM Art Making
12:45–1 PM In-gallery Poetry Reading, Gallery 9
1–1:45 PM Stories! The Wicked, the Wily, the Wise
1–2 PM Tender Lecture Demonstration with Jo Kreiter and Van-Anh Vo
1:45–2 PM In-gallery Poetry Reading, Gallery 10 
2:45–3 PM In-gallery Poetry Reading, Gallery 11
3–3:45 PM Stories! The Wicked, the Wily, the Wise

The celebration continues throughout the month of May. Visit Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for a list of APA Heritage Month events.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


"Target First Free Sundays"—free general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day—are made possible by Target. Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s Cultural Celebrations is generously provided by Kaiser Permanente. Major funding is provided by Bank of America. Additional funding is provided by Dodge & Cox and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.